Are you Eligible to use the Governance Systems Professional (GSP) Designation?

by Michael Palmer, Govern Managing Director

Govern for Impact is now actively promoting and using the Governance Systems Professional (GSP) designation. This important designation recognizes knowledgeable governance professionals who have undertaken specific education and who have demonstrated a high level of learning in Policy Governance, the GSP fellows adhere to a code of ethics and commit to ongoing professional development. You use the designation as letters after your name and in descriptions about yourself.

To be eligible you need to have passed the Policy Governance Proficiency (PGP) program or be a Policy Governance Academy participant, agree to a GSP Code of Ethics and to ongoing professional development. This designation is renewed every three years. Special note to Academy participants, you can sign up for GSP now, but you will need to complete the PGP "grandfathering" exam prior to June 2020.

To be a GSP affiliate you join Govern for Impact in the Fellow category. Part of this designation involves both continuing to develop your expertise as a GSP Fellow and continuing your time and talent as a Fellow to the work and community at Govern for Impact. The network of advanced practice is committed to developing governance excellence in the world.

If you are not a current Govern for Impact Affiliate you can simply sign up as a Govern Fellow, Governance Systems Professional. Go to the link HERE

If you are currently a Govern for Impact Affiliate you can register for GSP today and then upgrade your affiliation to Govern Fellow when you come up for renewal. To register for GSP send an email to and ask about the next steps.

To date there are 20 professionals that are registered as being Govern for Impact GSP designated.  If you qualify, you can too! We will hold a specific learning seminar for GSP designated people at our Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on June 18-20, 2020.  Look for upcoming information on this seminar.
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